Monday, September 8, 2008

German manoeuvres irritate France

Anger and uneasiness is evinced in France at the German army manoeuvres being held in Alsace-Lorraine, where 80,000 troops are concentrated. France has not sent the customary military mission, but has concentrated 125,000 troops on the Frontier until the manoeuvres are ended.
Eastern Province Herald - September 5, 1908.

One hundred years on and the countdown to World War I was on. What followed was clearly the effect of muscle-flexing.

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